Officers with the Syracuse Police Department investigated the following accidents:
1:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Huntington Street, Syracuse. Drivers: Andrea L. Perkins, 30, Madison Street, North Webster; and Jose B. Salazar, 27, Donald Street, Goshen. Perkins stated she was in the drive-thru at Dairy Queen and backed up to exit. She advised she did not see Salazar’s vehicle behind her and backed into the front of Salazar’s vehicle. Damage up to $1,000.
11:27 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, Huntington Street, Syracuse. Driver: Roger L. Smith, 37, South CR 100E, Claypool. Smith stated he was backing his vehicle up in the parking lot at the American Legion and did not see a utility pole. Smith’s vehicle struck the utility pole, causing the pole to snap at the base. This also caused the weatherhead connecting the cable from the pole to the building to snap off of the building. Damage up to $5,000.
Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated the following accidents:
8:58 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, Country Club Drive and Brown Drive, Warsaw. Drivers: Isaac T. Lowe, 19, Country Club Drive, Warsaw; and Jordan R. Bunch, 23, Jefferson Street, Silver Lake. According to the police report, Lowe stated he was driving northbound on County Club Drive and had looked down to change a song on his phone. When he looked up, he had no time to react before his vehicle rear-ended Bunch’s vehicle. Damage up to $5,000.
5:41 p.m. Monday, May 13, Indiana Street, Warsaw. Driver: Mitchell A. Dawson, 37, West CR 100N, Warsaw. Dawson stated he was backing out of an alley from a NIPSCO substation and that James Carpenter was standing behind the vehicle to prevent Dawson from leaving. Dawson denied that the vehicle struck Carpenter and stated that Carpenter had thrown himself on the rear of the vehicle. Carpenter stated he stood behind the vehicle to prevent Dawson from leaving and that Dawson backed the vehicle up, striking Carpenter in the abdomen. Carpenter said Dawson then reversed the vehicle multiple times, striking Carpenter repeatedly with the vehicle. Carpenter initially declined EMS but later called EMS due to reported abdominal pain. He was transported to KCH. Damage up to $750.